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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Snow days won't always be fun

    I'd like to address this column to all students, K-12, to let you know an important truth. You need to learn this early so you can fully appreciate it. It doesn't matter if you're 5 or 18 - it applies the same to all

    Here it is: Snow days will not be fun once you graduate.

    That might sound simple enough, and you might think you already know it. But trust me – those snow days are among the best times of your life.

  • Renovating pastures a good idea

    In last week’s column we looked at some reasons to renovate pastures (seed legume such as clover into existing grass stand). Let’s look at some more reasons for this practice.

    Renovating pastures reduces nitrogen fertilizer expenses that typically account for 20 to 40 percent of the cost of producing forages from grasses. Typically, depending on the cost of nitrogen fertilizer, legumes can put from $18 to $100 or more worth of nitrogen into the soil. This more than offsets the cost of renovation.

  • Gibbs named Employee of the Month at Nationwide

    Vanessa Gibbs has been selected as the January Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.

    Gibbs has been employed with Nationwide since September 2008 and is under the supervision of Judy McKinney in the jacket department.

    Vanessa will receive an award for her dedication and service.

  • Operation Roundup funds community agencies

    Nolin RECC members have voluntarily contributed thousands of dollars in a special account to help their community. These dollars began as small change through the Operation Round-Up program at Nolin. Since implementing ORU in June 2006, over $50,000 has been donated to projects/agencies in our communities. 

  • Paul Newell named director of Parks and Rec

    Becoming director of LaRue County Parks and Recreation is, for Paul Newell, “living out a dream.”

    “I played baseball on those fields as I was growing up,” said Newell, whose father, Roger, pastored Hodgenville’s United Methodist Church 1981-88.  “It’s kind of a dream job to work on those same ball fields and to give back to the community.”

  • Basketball: Hawks lose to E'town

    The LaRue County Hawks had a good second quarter, but it wasn’t enough to overcome a slow start in their 65-55 Homecoming loss to the Elizabethtown Panthers Friday.

    E-town jumped out to an early 13-2 lead. LaRue’s Kelton Ford, a sophomore guard, scored nine points to tighten the gap to 19-11 at the end of the first quarter.

    The Hawks outscored their opponents 20-10 in the second quarter, taking a 30-28 lead as they headed to the locker room.

  • Rosalie Metcalf Bell celebrates 92nd birthday

    Rosalie Metcalf Bell of Wyanet, Ill., will celebrate her 92nd birthday Feb. 9, 2011.

    She was born Feb. 9, 1919, in Athertonville. She lived in Kentucky several years before moving to Illinois.

    She retired from Harper and Wyman in Princeton, Ill. and worked also at Hollywood Vasserette.

    She and her former husband Donald ran the Blue Ribbon Luncheonette.

  • LaRue Middle School Academic Team wins district championship

    The LaRue County Middle School Academic Team won first place overall with 58 total points at District Governor's Cup Academic Competition Jan. 22 at Boston School.

    The Future Problem Solving Team tied for first place. Members are Cody McDowell, Kylie Rogers, Caitlin Lewis and Shayne Wathen.

    The Quick Recall team placed second. Lauren Zahrndt and Allison Firquin operated the computerized buzzer system for the competition. Both of these teams progressed to Regional competition at Bloomfield Middle School Feb. 1 and will compete again Feb. 5.

  • Sixth graders compete in Academic Showcase

    Students from LaRue County Middle School competed in the Sixth Grade Academic Showcase in December. 

  • Governors Cup: Quick Recall and Future Problem Solvers excel

    The LaRue County High School Academic Team competed in the 18th District Governor's Cup competition held Jan. 24 and 29 at Nelson County High School.  LCHS competed against four other high school academic teams – Nelson County High, Bardstown High, Bardstown Bethlehem and Bluegrass Christian Academy.

    The following students placed in written assessment and will advance to regional competition: Shelby Rogers placed third in Language Arts, Andrew Skaggs placed second in Mathematics, Spenser Reed placed second in Social Studies.